The latest from the AL Central..
- Last night we learned that Torii Hunter is considering the Rangers, Orioles, Mariners, and, to a lesser extent, the Twins. Today, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter) adds the Royals to that mix and says others are in on the veteran.
- The White Sox’s interest in A’s starter Jeff Samardzija is real, but whether they would meet a potential asking price of two or three of their top prospects remains to be seen, writes Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, a White Sox source confirmed that they have explored trade talks with Oakland but wouldn’t categorize it as anything imminent.
- Whether or not the White Sox have the right pieces to acquire Samardzija is the big question, writes Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com. The Red Sox, another Samardzija suitor, have plenty of flexibility after signing both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval last week and they’re desperate for starting pitching.